Marketing specialist, Elise Kunkel, joined WNDU last weekend to share some easy to make holiday treats for the kiddos.

Click here to view her segement.

Here are the recipes for you and your family to create and enjoy!

Gingerbread Popcorn

Grinch Cookies
For Cookies:
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup corn starch
Green food coloring

For Royal Icing:
2 egg whites
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Red food coloring

Will need: Parchment paper and plastic bag or pastry bag w/ writing tip

Line cookie sheet with parchment and preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine powdered sugar and cornstarch in a bowl, mixing well. Set aside. Beat together butter, cake mix, oils and eggs (batter will be thick). Stir in green food coloring to get desired green color. Roll into walnut-sized balls, then roll into powdered sugar/cornstarch mixture. Place cookie balls approximately 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until cookies are puffed. Allow to cool completely before transferring to wire rack.

While cookies bake, combine all icing ingredients (except for food coloring) and mix in a stand mixer on medium speed for approximately four minutes. Stir in red food coloring to get desired color. Then, transfer to plastic bag or pastry bag and freehand small hearts in the middle of each cookie once cookies are cooled. You may add red sprinkles or accents as well!


Snowman Cupcakes
1 recipe of your favorite cupcakes
Buttercream icing
White decorative sugar
Mini chocolate chips
Butterscotch chips

Spread icing over the top of your cupcakes. Pour decorative sugar into a bowl and dunk frosted part of cupcake into bowl to coat the frosting (it should look like snow, with no frosting visible). Decorate with 2 mini chips as eyes, 1 butterscotch chip as a nose, and 5 more mini chips as a mouth. 

Have a happy holiday season!

For a printable version of these recipes click here: Grinch Cookies and Snowman Cupcakes